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qaeda or its continued plotting against the united states and other countries. the preeminent security threat to the ad states remains al qaeda and its adherents. since september 11, the counter- terrorism effort has been aimed at preventing the counter terror -- the counter efforts of al qaeda on the homeland. al qaeda continues to edify operatives overseas and develop new methods overseas to attack us at home. affiliated movements have taken us beyond the core leadership in afghanistan and pakistan, including the middle east, and east africa, central asia, and southeast asia. although each group is unique, all aspire to advance al qaeda's agenda by stabilizing the companies in which they operate and attacking the u.s. and plotting to strike it u.s. homeland. in south asia, al qaeda continues to pose a threat from its base of operation in pakistan's tribal areas. in order to use that to carry a attacks against a homeland as well as our interests and those of our allies and partners in pakistan, afghanistan, india, and europe. the united states faces to counter terrorism charges -- a d
in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we v a series of feisty debates on the hot topics of the day. we start with president obama's nomination of senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. we have a clash you will want to watch. >>> then the relationship between the united states and russia keeps getting worse, whose fault is it? moscow or washington? a debate. also, the next fight in washington will be over the debt ceiling. can president obama end this craziness and bypass congress altogether? we'll talk about the out of the box solutions and whether they would work. >>> and, finally, this is the signature of the man who might be the next treasury secretary. we'll look back through history to see if there's any loopy president. speaking of secretaries of the treasury three former holders of the office and many other statesmen and women offering advice to the president on a new gps special tonight "memo to the president, road map for a second term." tonight at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >>> first, here's my take. chuck hagel's nomination
, the eisenhower doctrine and the united states' desire to push back. libya was desperately pleading for u.s. attention back then, for aid to get itself together to be able to, you know, to stand on its own feet. this was before the discovery of oil. and the u.s. kind of took a, well, you know, you're really not as important as egypt, for example, and, you know, we'll think about it. and the result was that the prime minister at the time, you know, basically devised a plan to court the soviets and see if he could grab the united states' attention. and that happened. the next, you know, major event was the libya's and gadhafi's successful bid to change drastically the way that oil pricing was conducted by squeezing the independent oil companies -- occidental petroleum first and foremost -- into changing the system whereby there would be a 50/50 split and, basically, controlling interests by u.s. companies in libyan oil. and the consequence of that has come through to this day in terms of increasing the power of, the economic power of the gulf states, available b ya in particular. -- saudi a
with the denver office of greenberg trow erring. he was the united states attorney for the district of colorado from 2006 to 2009. he's a former member of the attorney general advisory committee of the narcotics and drug trafficking subcommittee of that committee. he's an adjunct professor at the university. and he is distinguished for public service with the drug enforcement administration, the federal bureau of investigation and the secret service. he's going to help us understand law enforcement options and how to balance this power equation to get it right. michael grava, next to mihm is a professor at george mason university school of law and a visiting scholar at the american enterprise institute. the co-founder and former director for individual rights which is a public interest law firm. perhaps most on point today he is in my view probably the country's single most creative and thinker with a book on that subject called "real federalism: why it matters, how it could happen" and a very important book on the same subject published last year called "the upside down constitution." and fina
people and the united states but of the entire region. and finally we reaffirmed the strategic partnership we signed last year in kabul, an enduring partnership between two sovereign nations. this includes deepening ties with trade, commerce, strengthening institutions, development, education, and opportunities for all afghans. men and women, boys and girls. and this sends a clear message to afghans and to the region as afghans stand up they will not stand alone. the united states and the world stands with them. now, let me close by saying that this continues to be a very difficult mission. our forces continue to serve and make tremendous sacrifices every day. the afghan people make significant sacrifices every day. afghan forces still need to grow stronger. we remain vigilant against insider attacks. lasting peace and security will require governance and development that delivers for the afghan people and an end to safe havengs for al qaeda and its ilk. all this will continue to be our work. but make no mistake. our path is clear and we are moving forward. every day more afgha
. looking at conflicts of the organization's and workspace united states, often not the most crucial to those on the ground and sometimes it is difficult to understand. those other questions that they ask. who can i trust? to can i not trust? sow developed a policy that is the question we have to ask what about the relationship of foreign fighters? what kind? overtime there is a pretty good relationship without chitin and i imagine they would point* to the relationship over time that they clashed repeatedly with millicent's and as a result he clashed with other taliban elements in south waziristan. stability of that organization we have to get down to the fine point* how he frames his politics. for. have aggressively do they target people in afghanistan? this is pretty obvious. he supported troops from afghanistan but that is not the case for every militant network fare pretty -- many criminal networks that fought other militant organizations. it is a key question for policy going forward have the pakistan restate looks at the organization's. it is important to us but not the i s i h
the limitations, it can matter in certain places. that is a realistic assessment. part of the role of the united states is to go into the interior to redesign and so there are less a threat to the united states. when you have limited power, it makes someone like chuck tickle very skeptical of the ability of the united states to do that -- chuck hagel very skeptical of the ability of united states to do that. when he traveled with president obama, a think this was part of this discussion. host: what relationship does carry schmidt and senator hagel have? guest: if you look of a first term of the obama administration, there were doubts about his foreign policy and. it was natural for him to pick then-senator clinton to be secretary of state. i think in a second term, he is not running for reelection. he is more inclined to pick somebody he is comfortable with. the gun along in the senate, so presumably they will get along in it administrations -- they got along in the senate, so presumably they will get along in the administration. i think the fundamental reason, senator hagel, he and the presiden
is quite arguably our foremost foreign policy issue and challenge facing us today. the united states has spends more money to rebuild afghanistan than it has spent on the reconstruction of any other single nation, including germany following world war ii. we spend about $28 million every day to rebuild and reconstruct afghanistan. nearly 90 plus billion we have already appropriated for afghanistan relief and reconstruction is designed to build and strengthen the afghan national security forces, promote self-government, and foster economic development. it is my job and the job of my nearly 200 auditors, investigators, inspectors, and other professional staff to make certain this money is spent wisely, effectively, efficiently, and protected from waste, fraud, and abuse. to help you understand the challenges we face and that my sister inspector general's face in their roles, as well as what our country faces in afghanistan, let me start by telling you a little story, a story about one of our inspections. in the far north of afghanistan, bordering tajikistan, kunduz province. it has seen an
. >>> coming up next, more on title ix. the investigative unit exposes another school ignoring title ix this time involving alleged sex abuse and the teacher. joo [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >>> welcome back. now more on title ix. a disturbing case, a south bay teacher charged with sexually abusing five of his students while he awaits trial, the investigative unit has uncovered the school district violated that federal law designed to protect students in situations just like this one. >> translator: she loves to read. it's her favorite thing to do. >> reporter: a mother's love for her child felt in her words. >> translator: she is an adorable, pretty child, very quiet. >> reporter: a tie so strong, her greatest pain, witnessing her little girl suffer. >> translator: it's bad. >> reporter: their daughter went to whalwhalwha
to zero, but and forth. -- back and forth. it is not so much the economic constraint of the united states, or the political reality. it should be a combination of all three. first, a definition of the mission. what the united states wants to accomplish in afghanistan. if the mission is clearly defined, we can consider this will take so many troops. i know that definition is a counter-terrorism presence, not so much counterinsurgency, which could be carried out by afghans. the question is, who is the terrorist? it is the taliban included or not? i do not want to run over my time, but i can discuss this if there is more interest. >> i think we have a comprehensive picture. you mentioned for transitions. what would be the most helpful thing, in your perspective, for all or any of the particular transitions that outsiders could entertain? >> the most important role the international community generally could play is an economic transition. that makes the political transition possible, and the security transition sustainable. for this, what is needed is working more closely to reintegrate the
such as what kind of agreements will be signed between the united states and afghanistan are important and many others. let me turn to the three speakers each of, will speak between 6-10 minutes. we will open it up to questions and dialogue that. let me start with a gem. >> my responsibilities for afghanistan go back to 2001. i think it is fair to say, at least the current regime in kabul. i start by looking back and try to spot the things we did wrong at the time fundamental errors. i received at the time and tried to do something which the film to do entirely and did nothing about. >> one was a decision not to deploy any international peacekeepers and enter the country. no police force and no army and we decided security will be an afghan responsibility. i think that was a major mistake. the second was to allow the coalition that we built for the war and peace conference for the bond conference to disintegrate. peron had be helpful. at this don had be actively not unhelpful. we failed to keep up to the standard and to succeed in addition to the years. the third carriage that we've failed to p
in the united states. >> yeah, that point is lost on a lot of pundits and we are seeing the yawning gap tweep the blue cough, cough state that is voted for alabama like illinois and california that are not it is a wonderful experiment and i hope in 2014 people take note. >> rick, do you fee lonely on the state level. >> no, it is a remarkable gerrymandering that is the result of it. >> you don't think the public willingness elected republican governors? >> one and half million cast for democrats in congress than republicans . guess why republicans control the house because of gerrymandering. >>> and they also control house of congress but the state level people seem to be for more fiscal responsibility. >> yes, they do. you saw it in early wisconsin and scott walker faced down a recall successfully. people like success . you can see it in michigan and wisconsin and other states, yes, when they see good fiscal responsibility they respond positively. >> john, a lot of people in the state level, switching from a income tax to a sales tax, but not on the national level, they don't want to give th
the embargo. it is a great question u.s. a lot of confidence just as they had made the united states what it was between 17871960 that they could succeed and make this of a country, independent , a nation state, and that they could build a proper nation state in the 19th century sense of the word on the basis of cotton. they talked about this a lot. they compare themselves to other european countries in terms of population, national resources, the value of the trade. they were riding high. the confederacy's often look understood. we tend to look at it as a defensive move. it decided to take this gamble. they did take a gamble, but the only slave-holding class in the 19th century world to get it. slaveholders did not do. why did these guys? that is a really interesting question, and i try to explain, there was a mindset. completely fascinating to get inside the mind of this incredibly powerful, not just in terms of social power and wealth, but political power of this elite, and they were running the united states and did not doubt their ability to do this separately. confidence is there. b
come to the united states who had come out first to see the second lady and then had come to the united states to study. pat didn't limit her contact on her travels to important people. she treated everyone she met as though they were the most important person in the world. the people she met sensed her sincerity and responded to it. third, she was happiest in her role when she could take action. the party the nixons were at and the engagement they were going to were not as important at that moment as getting this visitor from india a seat at the presidential dinner. in the greater scheme of things, this is really a small act. but it left a lasting impression both on the woman involved, the indian woman involved, and on the women at the table that she was eventually seated at. that's how we actually know about the event, is through a letter that someone who she ended up sitting with responded and wrote to pat later about it. for pat politics was her job and one she didn't always enjoy. while on occasion she was proud of her work in helping to raise funds for the party, she found many of
. [laughter] this and the sea in 1964 was here for the first tour of the united states for the royals she found herself sitting next to paul mccartney. of course, she did. [laughter] the most remarkable thing is she was not just a witness to history she lived in extraordinary life and those are taking place over the sentry born in england the little girls were expected to grow up to be a wife and mother but nothing else. but things change and she changed. i hope the book will contribute to younger women's understandings of what their mothers and grandmothers went through and not to take for granted all that they have. she earned all the time to have a life of her own. that was about having her own unique identity not just as someone's mother or wife for as much as she enjoyed being a mother or also mrs. richard helms. she was more than that. that was important said every human being once their own identity. we will begin with their service in world war ii. growing up on the southeast coast of england and for the millennium that part had been invaded by vikings. the people of that area wer
running low on vaccine doses. >> gregg: and france is now saying that the united states is aiding effort to fight islamic extremists, what it may mean for our military. >> arthel: president obama chosen few, the cabinet nominees that will face congress. we have a fair and balanced debate. >> gregg: we begin this hour with the future of america's gun laws, now the focus of a red hot debate. joe biden is getting ready to make had his recommendations to president obama this tuesday on ways to curb gun violence. coming up about month after the school shootings in connecticut, speculation is growing on what he will propose and also the arguments on sunday political talk shows. peter doocy has more on the plan expected to be unveiled this week. is the nra changing their tune on gun control? >> reporter: no, they are not. david keen is still steamed that obama administration is putting emphasis on it. he doesn't think he is tag their concerns seriously. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically that they question that they would address what can we do to prevent these kinds of thing
's not quite true. the first fracks were done in the united states in the gas industry, i believe in missouri in 1947. if i remember correctly. and fracking, by the way, is used in the gas industry on a massive scale ever since. so suddenly we become aware of fracking. it's been going on before our eyes but many notice all along. the people who brought it back, hour, were the canadian who brought it to russia in 1988, then big time after the soviet union fell apart. and fracking started to be applied on a massive scale in starting in about 1998. now the point of the story is this, even though it was new to the russians, practicedically speaking in stwaight. it become a russian big -- they were doing fracking on a larger scale. it gives you one measure of the lag and the lag quickly overcome. at the opposite extreme, however, there are techniques that are completely out in russians and that require a whole different aura of capability because they are more difficult. and the prime example of arctic offshore. now there are two examples in the world of countries that have gone from zero to sixty
in the united states in the gas industry i believe in missouri in 1947 if i remember correctly. and fracking, by the way, has been used in the gas industry on a massive scale ever since. it's been going on beneath our notice all along. the people who brought it back, however, were the canadians who brought it to russia in 988 -- 1988. and fracking started to be applied on a massive scale starting in about 1998. now, the point of the story is this: even though it was new to the russians, practically speaking, in 1998, by 2000, 2001 it had become a russian business, and there were russian companies and russian crews who were doing fracking at the, you know, on a massive scale. so this gives you one measure. at the opposite extreme, however, are techniques that are completely new to the russians and that require a whole different order of capability because they are so much more difficult. and the prime example is offshore. there are two examples in the world of countries that have gone 0-60 in developing arctic offshore. norway and now brazil. those two are really the touchstones. they are the
the united states. we have achieved that goal. we are in the process of achieving that goal. >> he said we're in the process of achieving that goal. is he right about that and is it sustainable after 2014? >> the short answer is no. what we started in afghanistan after 9/11 was a warranted war of necessity. we expanded it over the years, particularly under president obama in 2009 when we tripled our forces and we decided to go after the taliban, essentially join afghanistan's civil war and nation build. the idea that we're going to be able to leave behind a self-sustaining capable afghanistan able to for a government to keep control of its territory, we're not going to be able to do it. it was a mistake to try. we won't achieve that result. essentially what we'll fall back to is what we could have years ago, a limited mission with trainers and advisers on the ground and when we have to, we'll send in special forces or drones to deal with if there are, for example, remnants of al qaeda who move back into the country. >> the president that wants to run the pentagon, chuck hagel, former senat
is a friend and ally of the united states. i was with nixon. he rescued israel even though they weren't a formal ally. people believe that but they disagree on the agenda of netanyahu. >> sought doesn't mean we are unaqifly allied with or support the programs of netanyahu. >> that's been true of every israeli prime minister. not every policy of every prime minister was supported by the united states. that's where the prime minister of israel better make sure that he knows where the united states is coming from, and i suspect that this president is not going to abandon israel. >> we've got to get -- >> clarify what i said. the president and the obama administration does not want to use forcing a gains iran. but that option is e two. gun control. national and state. >> there is nothing that has pricked the consciousness of the american people, there's nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter more than the visual image people have of little six-year-old kids riddled -- not shot with a stray bullet, riddled, riddled, with bullet holes in their classroom. and the public demands we
withdrawal, in which she called for the united states to remove all of its troops immediately. that was an extremely radical position, even into the early 70's. but howard argued it privately. to my mind it is one of the two or three best of his books. certainly it was a clarion call because nobody else and are you case so brilliantly. >> one of the more controversial episodes is a trip that howard made to north vietnam along with dan, very fans peace activist. he talked a little bit about how that came together and what happened? >> it was the result of another very well known peace activist at the time. call howard and said that fit the north vietnamese leaders had alerted he in the league in that they were willing to release three american pilots who had been captured but wanted to release them into the hands of peace initiatives, and not enter prison this from the u.s. hear the. and so hard was asked to go with them very in tune errors said, when. he said, tomorrow morning. he left the next morning. there was a little bit of conflict over how the pows were being released i
>> it's about 50 minutes. >> okay, good morning, everybody. my name is maria, and i am the united states register of copyrights and the director of the u.s. copyright office, and i'd like to say at the outstart that for me this is a very wonderful privilege because, as you may or may not know because of the long history of copyright law in the library of congress, this jefferson building is quite literally the house that copyright built. and with that, let me start by just introducing briefly the distinguished panel that we have. their bios in depth, of course, are in the program and online. but to my immediate left is tom allen who is a former congressman from maine and is presently the president and the chief executive officer of the association of american publishers. to his left is james shapiro who is a professor of english and a shakespearean scholar and author and vice president of the authors' guild. he's a professor at columbia university. thank you for coming down from new york, jim. and did you also come down from new york? >> this week i was here. >> this week you were
the world. for example the government of the united kingdom which spent about a decade financing and promoting what it saw as non-violent islamist extremist groups under the theory that only they could talk and dissuade the violent extremists only to conclude in the end, about the end of the blair player period, that the shared worldview was disastrous and that obviously they should be backing anti-extremist individuals and arguments. the chamber story, as has been said, is not only sort of the loss of faith, but if the acceptance of faith, christianity. in the current islamist case, the analogy is not perfect. but there is an analogy. chambers was born into a faith and culture of christianity in and around new york. in his first decade of the 20th century. he did not in the end adopt some foreign religion. he adopted his own religion, that of his ancestors. similarly, we don't have to seek to have islamist convert to what is to them a foreign religion, but rather an islam of their own ancestors, one and poisoned by the extremism we associate with wahhabism and al qaeda. the prob
% earners in the united states, not the 50% who don't pay any taxes, by the way. but top 20% we look at and measure for discretionary spending because that's the margin, the spending and certainly, gary is right that we will have a reduction, but look it, we've made it out of the depression and we made it out of the 1980's, we didn't cut payroll tax, we didn't come up with some deal. i say man up a little bit here. we've made it, this was temporary, everybody knew it was temporary and the higher income pple are staying at a spending level that will keep us going. >> brenda: and walker, people have less. they spend less. so, businesses make less. is that going to hurt hiring? >> i think it's going to hurt jobs, brenda. i think when you're talking about, this is really a bait and switch on the middle class in terms of what their expectations were from a policy standpoint, with the changes that were made in this, in, to the payroll tax holiday and that they're actually payingn extra 2% matters when you're making 30 to 50 grand. and it's disposable income they can't spend to go to the mo
of the public debt of the united states, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned." that is part of what this debate is all about. let's go to teresa, joining us from north las vegas nevada. the democrat line. caller: good morning. i wanted to call in support of the president and democrats. i am a progressive and in independent thinker. i do not think you should use the 14th amendment, unless it comes to a really economic crash. i am for raising the debt ceiling. i believe that we need to pay our bills. i have to pay my bills. if i do not pay my credit card bills, my credit rating goes down. my credit score goes down. and i pay more in interest in the future. i think it is very irresponsible of these tea party republicans to hold the country hostage. there are other issues that can be negotiated for spending and raising revenues and the debt ceiling should not be a part of it. host: ok, thank you for calling. here is the editorial cartoonist of the post. the idea of minting
to improve theirs life. so seven years ago we really have a feeling that in the united states, we really need to increase our hope also. and we decided to do that by creating a global art project, the world, tree of hope. and what you see behind you is a live, 23-foot christmas tree and it is covered with 10,000 pieces of oragami and most of it is white cranes and all of the white cranes on the tree are inscribed with people's wish and hopes for the world. merilee put out an invitation that goes out virally through the internet and we ask people what they want for the future of the world and share it with us. and wishes are send in all over north america and europe and africa and really we have got wishes coming in from almost every country in the world now. and people are just expressing, all kinds of amazing hopes and dreams for the future of the world which is really encouraging for us. we create the tree as a symbol of the global unity and hope. and we are going to continue to add wishes to the tree all through the month of december. so we would love for you to go to our website which is
't go over it on your credit card. and the united states government can't spend more than what its credit limit is or its debt limit. now ali velshi at cnn says that has no relation to spending. >> that's right, rush, the debt ceiling was create sod the congress wouldn't constantly need to authorize congress to borrow to raise more money. it doesn't authorize any new spending it authorizes payment. it does not increase deficits. it allows the treasury to pay for the things that the u.s. government has already bought. if the congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. treasury won't be able to pay the bills and the u.s. government will start defaulting on some of its obligations. here's what happens on february 15th of this year. the federal government will take in an estimated $9 billion in revenue. that's the good news. but compare that to the $52 billion in bills that will need to pay, everything from interest on the debt to pay for members of the military, the bipartisan policy center. estimates that roughly 40% of the bills for the month would go unpaid. now what's the consequence
're in the top 10% of income in the united states. that means housing is no longer accessible to the middle class. and when the middle class can't buy housing, the middle class as we have known it since 1950 ceases to exist. so that's part two of the book. i've got programs that don't work, programs that do work. and then the intellectual challenge which really took the longest period to get my head around was, okay, if you know that these programs don't work and you've got a good fix on why and you know these programs do work and you have a good fix on why, are you capable of developing a social program or a blueprint for a program that would work? and that turned out to be quite tricky. you would like to help children. you would like to deal with social disadvantage of children. and the road block turns out that it is simply not in the political cards whether you're on the left or center, right of center or right on the center. our government is not about to help children by directing significant social resources to their parents. so one of the reasons most of our social programs fail is we giv
also own it and i am losing money on it. the whole cotton end of europe is going bank rument. united therapeutics. >> what are they. >> pills for people who don't take care of themselves. >> it is a volatile and it es up and down faster than evil knevil on a motorcycle. it has a good balance with 10 percent and i like that. >> i like of the reference of evil knevil. thanks for watching. number one bsi block continues with cheryl casoney and cashin. >> bosses be wear. employees may get the green light to bash there arecompany on social media sights. the same law protects them and workers the workers and take on colleagues on twitter. some say it is about boosting big labor. are they right? i am cheryl casewn and welcome to cashin in . joining us this week marjorie christon and welcome to all of you. johnathon i will start with you. is this about protecting the workers or padding union numbers? >> it is shocking, cheryl. it is union-led government force that is tremendoly destructive to businesses. i mean, whose company is it anyway? the owners or the governments? of course, it is the
, of what is the overall objective of the united states presence in afghanistan in the years ahead, whether or not the afghan military is capable of achieving those objectives. and i think because it's unclear and it has remained uncleared for so many years, the fundamental answer to that remains very ambiguous. >> so the accelerated withdrawal that ber talking about, does this mean that things are better on the ground in afghanistan, it's at a time when we can pull out our troops without leaving them decimated, or is this all about the u.s. just wants to get out? >> well, i think there's no doubt there's war fatigue in the united states. there's no doubt this war has dragged out from the eyes of many people for far too long, has cost far too many lives -- >> 11 years. >> 11 years. more than 2,000 soldiers killed. billions of dollars spent. and the question is is the united states particularly safer, is afghanistan safer. the short answer to that is yes, to some extent there are. but has the quality of life for afghan people gotten better? and many people make the argument it hasn't. even p
says the united nations look in that 21st century that has contributed to the conservation of political power in the hands of the green lobby? >> well, un has always been very encouraging of the green lobby, and this green jobs issue is not just an issue here in the that states but the issue also in europe, being encouraged by the u.n., meetings in real over the summer, but europe is also finding that green jobs are not all they thought there would be. spain has just stopped its subsidies for solar power and if it does not work in sunny spain it probably will work anywhere. germany has also stopped the subsidies for solar power which is a little more understandable because there are a lot more clouds in germany, even though the economy is that cloudy and all. the u.n. has had a very strong influence on the u.s. crashes, sir. >> you are probably not all the natural member, but jimmy carter did -- give lots of money, billions of dollars to alternate energy projects. >> i do remember. >> any of those plans still exist? i don't think it lasted more than a couple of years. secondly, are you
construction anywhere in the united states. and showcasing them in this new building. >> the city for the sfpuc, it was critical that the building stay as a lead building. the easiest thing to do to cut out millions of dollars, let's just go from lead platinum to lead gold. but that wasn't the objective. this needed to be the best example of energy conservation of any office building in the united states. >> we became involved in the san francisco public utilities headquarter project during the time when the project was at a stand still for a number of reasons, largely due to budget issues. and at the time we were asked to consider an alternative design using concrete rather than the scheme that was potentially planned for previous to that, which was a steel frame structure that used hydraulic dampers to control seismic motion. >> so, i met with my team. we worked hard. we came up with a great idea. let's take out the heavy steel structure, let's put in an innovative vertical post tension concrete structure, great idea. we did that. a lot of other things. and we came up with a price of 140 mill
happened at iraq, look at what happened in syria, the united states no longer leading from behind waiting from behind, and then you look at the decisions concerning afghanistan, you can understand why people throughout the region believe the united states is withdrawing and that is not good for the region. >> schieffer: let me ask you this senator. we went to afghanistan in the beginning because we wanted them to deny al-qaeda a safe haven the terrorists who caused 9/11 and i think to some extent we probably have done that. but as long as they have a safe haven in pakistan, does it really matter, and i'm not saying to the afghan people, but does it really matter to the security of the united states, whether or not we're in afghanistan? >> well again the pakistanis and others will act in accordance with what they think what will transpire in the region. prior to 9/11 the united states contained terrorism on my part of the world. after 9/11 we actively went after and our strategy was to eliminate and now with president obama it's to disengage. they see us disengaging. now, i would remind,
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somebody else. i was stationed at fort hood. i had friends in that unit. case in point with him, with bradley manning who went through some scrutiny, people are going to do what they're going to do. no amount of restrictions, limitations on responsible citizens like myself and others will change that. i find it ridiculous that i can be trusted to carry an actual assault weapon overseas in a foreign country amongst children from other countries, and i can be trusted than to not create some type of international incident. this is when we are getting shot at every day. i find it ridiculous i can be trusted in that type of stressful situation to not open fire randomly, but i cannot be trusted you're among friends and family. -- here among friends and family. thank you. [applause] >> hello. thank you for convening the storm. my name is curtis. -- this forum. my name is curtis. i am a gun owner. a hunter. a former nra member. i have very serious concerns about the inability to come up with a good definition for an assault weapon. several people this evening have pointed out how diffic
the inauguration parade. that is where the president of the united states will sit with his panel as the parade on pennsylvania avenue will pass by. they are rehearsing it today they will be doing that later on. it is held on january 20th. this year that falls on a sunday. that is wup week from today. the swearing in at the capital where everybody gathers that ceremony the big one will be held next monday january 21st. it happens to be the day the nation observes dr. martin luther king junior day. it will resinate with special added meaning and significance as president owe bhaum is swo-- is sworn in. >>> out of egypt the cairo court is ordering a retrial of former egyptian president mubarek. he is convicted of the up rising and sentenced to life in prison. we have more on that. >>> there were celebrations aof joy today as the judge issued that order for a new trial as mubarek supporters shouted out long live justice. former egyptian president mubarek and top five domestic spy chiefs were convicted last june of failing to prevent the killings of hundreds of protestors who were taking part in th
.e. >> brenda: gary b. bull or bear on that. >> i do not like it at all. >> brenda: tobin predictions. >> united health care winner 20% end of the year. >> brenda: stephan, bull or bear. >> bear. >> brenda: gary b, your prediction. >> like ford, hiring like crazy and think the stock is going to take off up 50%. >> brenda: jonas bull or bear. >> bear. >> brenda: your prediction. >> i was watching videos of the driverless cars going through things and japanese find the cracken, good for the japanese stock market. toby, bull or bear. >> the only squid that bleeds red ink, jonas, okay. >> brenda: neil, you're next. >> neil: well, if d.c.'s money watch dog gets it, and this gal gets it, then why can't lawmakers just get with it? how everyone, i'm neil cavuto and call her the money honey. who would have thought that honey boo boo would have phenomenal advice for washington. do you know her mom is stashing away all of her kids cash in an untouchae trust fund until they turn 21. now from the honey to the hills, where the cbo is hearing a lot of oh no's on the way to the latest spending plan to cut spend
without parole. >> in the united states there are more than 2 million citizens locked up behind razor wire and prison bars. >> we lock up our citizens at far greater rates than any other industrialized nation or any other kind of nation in the world. >> mark mauer is the executive director of the sentencing prect. he says that when it comes to lock ups, louisiana is easily the toughest state in the nation. >> louisiana has been at the top of the pack and just incarcerating people at rates that are just unimaginable any place else in the world. >> richard crane is the former chief counsel to the louisiana corrections department. he says there was a push nationwide in the early 1980s to crack down on crime, and louisiana took it seriously. >> you could always get votes by increasing sentences, and louisiana more than any other state just went wild with that. >> today, there are about 40,000 people behind bars in louisiana. that's one out of 86 adults. the prison population doubled in the last two decades, and the state prison system simply couldn't keep up. so in the early 1990s the state ga
that the operation might once again unite molali. >> i am very happy with the french intervention. i would like the crisis to come to an end so we can go back,. >> i do not see any solution but a military one. how can you negotiate with terrorists? it is not possible. >> the man to lead mali tumble the visited wounded soldiers. >> i am telling the people thank you for your support to our national army. we have launched defenses without having any assistance. we're happy to have the french by our site. >> support for the operation is at its highest here. one of the main streets, they fight. traders are also doing a brisk business. the french have been bringing in more troops. about 100 soldiers are right here on sunday. they say their forces will pave the way for the deployment of other soldiers from the republican block. >> i understand you have got a bit more information about that deployment. >> ps. yes. chief of defense forces states are getting here. some of them are writing this evening ahead of a crucial meeting on tuesday in which they are forced to map out a plan for deployment. of this
anxiousness on our u.s. supreme court to exhibit their tolerance in our united states for the same-sex marriage that we all deserve. [ applause ] i also wanted to again, acknowledge that this is the season of giving, and hope that you will join us from now to the end of january, and a donation in the city hall when you have to visit, we have canisters for those who need food for this season, also if you would join us in the weekend of december 15th and 16th, we are going to have family orientation outside with snow day here in city hall. we are bringing snow in again. and we are going to enjoy this with our snow day, december 15th and 16th, you are all welcome to come and bring the kids and all of the extended families. and if i may say again, these holidays and what the tree represent is the best hope and wishes. the holidays should never be about ourselves. what reminds us and what this tree will continue doing, is that you have to remember others that are less fortunate, and share our hearts and our minds and our resources with them. and it is just like japan, for what they have
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, jack lew, to head up the treasury department. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, accompanied by secretary timothy geiger and mr. jacob lew. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have a seat. a little more than four years ago, i stood with mr. tim geithner and denounced him as my first nominee to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis. the stock market had greater and the housing market had cratered as well. bank after bank was on the verge of collapse. worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just that month. and the bottom was not yet in sight. i could not blamed him when he tried to tell me he was not the right guy for the job. [applause] but i knew that his extensive experience with economic policy made him qualified. i knew he could hit the ground running. he had just spent several sleepless and chaotic weeks emerged in the crisis and had been working closely with his republican predecessor to save the financial sector. then with the wreckage of our economy still smoldering and unstable, i asked him to
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